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Emory University

Undergraduate School

Mailing Address
201 Dowman Dr
Atlanta, Georgia 30322
Phone
(404) 727-6123
Email address
admission@emory.edu
School Information
"Emory University, a top-ranked private institution recognized internationally for its outstanding liberal arts colleges, graduate and professional schools, and one of the world's leading health care systems, is located on a beautiful campus in Atlanta, Georgia's historic Druid Hills neighborhood." Emory University is a private research university in Atlanta, Georgia. Emory University has nine academic divisions: Emory College of Arts and Sciences, Oxford College, Goizueta Business School, Laney Graduate School, School of Law, School of Medicine, Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing, Rollins School of Public Health, and the Candler School of Theology. The university enrolls over 15,000 students. (Source: https://www.emory.edu/home/about/index.html) (Source: https://www.emory.edu/home/about/factsfigures/index.html)
General Information
At the university-level, Emory University has announced that it will be hosting a conference on the legacy of slavery at various universities, as well as considering the honorific naming of buildings. Furthermore, the College of Arts and Sciences announced that it will be rolling out a “Race and Ethnicity” general education requirement, in the fall of 2021. See developments below:

Actions Taken

Anti-Racism, Bias, and Diversity Training
  • The Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion offers a voluntary "Unconscious Bias" training session, where participants, "Hear the latest research on how implicit associations can impact decision making." The office says, "Training sessions about unconscious bias are open to all faculty and are particularly recommended for those serving on search and appointments committees."
Curriculum Changes and Requirements
  • The College of Arts and Sciences will be rolling out a “Race and Ethnicity” general education requirement, in the fall of 2021.
  • The College of Arts and Sciences' Faculty Senate has an "Anti-Racism Working Group," which recognizes that faculty have "the responsibility and the ability to promote equity, inclusion and justice in our classrooms, research lab environments, and departments." The group "aims to curate a set of approaches and recommendations that can be taken to combat these challenges faced by BIPOC (Black/Indigenous/People of Color) students, faculty, and staff in the College."
Program and Research Funding
  • The University will be hosting a conference on the legacy of slavery at Emory and other colleges/universities in Fall 2021.
Resources
  • The Candler School of Theology is sponsoring courses including "explorations of prayer and spiritual practices involving art, confronting hurtful legacies in the rebuilding of conflicted societies, and antiracism with youth."
  • The Woodruff Library created a guide titled "Anti-Racism in Development Practice", which includes Kendi's "Anti-Racism Reading List".
  • The Woodruff Library's "Anti-Racism in Development Practice" guide also includes Robin DiAngelo's "White Fragility."
  • The Woodruff Library has a "Black Lives Matter" resource guide, which includes Ibram X. Kendi's "How to Be an Antiracist," Robin DiAngelo's "White Fragility," and the 1619 Project.
  • The Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion had a "Race in America Series," which featured Ibram X. Kendi "in a special live webcast 'How to be an Anti-Racist.'"
  • The Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion offers Professional Development, voluntary DEI Training, and LinkedIn Learning courses including "Be an Ally."
  • The Counseling and Psychological Services office offers resources on "Racial Trauma," which is defined as "distressed reaction of racially oppressed groups to harmful experiences and real or perceived acts of discrimination." Resources include a "Racial Battle Fatigue Presentation" and a "Free Racialized Trauma Course."
  • The Goizueta Business School established a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Council in 2020.
  • The Goizueta Business School expanded "the scope of the Common Reads Program and the Ally Education Series." Community members "participated in peer-facilitated small group discussions designed to delve into the racial biases and stereotype threats they have seen and experienced in their own lives."
Symbolic Actions
  • Honorific names on campus will be re-evaluated.
  • University is hiring another diversity and inclusion officer, despite an $84 million COVID-19 deficit.
Last updated October 25th, 2022
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